2020-02-26: News Headlines

WSWS (2020-02-26). The fix is in: Kenneth Feinberg to oversee payouts to Boeing crash victims. wsws.org Feinberg's career as Wall Street's preeminent "fixer" began when he minimized the payouts Dow and Monsanto made to victims of Agent Orange during and after the Vietnam War.

Manuel García, Jr. (2020-02-26). Climate Change and Voting 2020. counterpunch.org Today, humanity faces a situation unique in the 200,000 year existence of our species Homo sapiens sapiens, and unique in the 2 million year existence of our genus, Homo: the unprecedented steady linear advance of global warming since 1970, which is making our planet irreversibly less habitable as time progresses, and which is driven entirely

WSWS (2020-02-26). 2020 began with the hottest January in recorded history. wsws.org One of the major consequences of human-induced climate change is sea level rise, which threatens coastal flooding and the displacement of hundreds of millions of people.

Eds. (2020-02-25). JP Morgan economists warn of 'catastrophic outcomes' of human-caused climate crisis. mronline.org "Don't want to hear Greta Thunberg or Extinction Rebellion? Try J.P. Morgan instead." |

W. T. Whitney, Jr. (2020-02-25). For the climate: protecting the Commons and fixing Democracy. mronline.org Climate change, unchecked, promises planetary disaster. All forms of life are threatened. Scientific evidence strongly suggests capitalistforms of production and consumption gave rise to climate change in the first place and have allowed the process to advance. |

Robert Reich (2020-02-25). Robert Reich: America Can't Afford Not to Elect Sanders or Warren. truthdig.com Climate change, inequality and our broken health care system pose unprecedented challenges. Only two candidates are prepared to meet them.

news.un (2020-02-25). More funding needed to combat locust swarms 'unprecedented in modern times'. news.un.org Along with climate shocks, conflict and acute food insecurity, the East Africa region now faces a hunger threat from desert locusts, top UN relief officials warned on Tuesday, saying action now, will avert a major food crisis later.

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-02-25). Washington Post Editor Fred Hiatt Ripped for 'Remarkably Ignorant' Op-Ed Equating Trump and Sanders on Climate Crisis. commondreams.org One journalist said the piece "tells the story of how your house burned down, from the arsonists' perspective." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/fredhiatt.jpg

Ezra Silk (2020-02-25). We Need an Unprecedented Mobilization to Fight the Climate Emergency. That's Why We Endorse Bernie Sanders. commondreams.org "The only candidate running for President this year who has earned our trust as well as the trust of the Climate Emergency Movement—the only candidate with the moral courage to lead the United States, and the world, through the era of the climate and ecological emergency—is Senator Bernie Sanders," writes Silk and the Climate Mobilization team. "We are proud to endorse him." (Image: Climate Mobilization) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/letsmobilizebernie2020.png

pip.hinman (2020-02-24). The problem with taking politics out of climate change. greenleft.org.au You can understand why, given the paralysis grippi…

news.un (2020-02-23). UN deputy chief see first-hand toll of climate change on Zimbabwe's natural habitat. news.un.org Alongside the human population, Africa's animals are suffering greatly from the effects of climate change, which United Nations Deputy Secretary General Amina Mohammed saw first-hand on Sunday in Zimbabwe.

CounterSpin (2020-02-21). Paul Paz y Miño, Saqib Bhatti & Beverly Bell on Environmental Justice & Cross-National Solidarity. fair.org There will only be an increasing number of frontline struggles between extractive, climate-disrupting industry and those willing to stand up to it. Corporate media's inadequate attention, and unwillingness to truly call out the moneyed interests causing present and future harms, make them more often part of the problem than the solution.

pip.hinman (2020-02-21). Climate emergency demands system change. greenleft.org.au

pip.hinman (2020-02-20). The climate crisis and the need for peace. greenleft.org.au

Brian Tokar (2020-02-02). What Will it Take to Prevent Climate Collapse? zcomm.org Perhaps we can even begin to realize the dream of a liberated and truly interdependent global community of communities. The future of life on earth may depend on our ability to do just that…

Lawrence Wittner (2020-01-26). Could the Climate Crisis Be "The Good News of Damnation"? zcomm.org On August 12, 1945, six days after the U.S. government obliterated the city of Hiroshima with a single atomic bomb, Robert Hutchins, the president of the University of Chicago, delivered a remarkable public address. Speaking on his weekly radio program, the Chicago Roundtable, Hutchins observed that Leon Bloy, a French philosopher, had referred to "the

Jon Rainwater (2019-11-07). Take Action — Some actual, SANE legislation. peaceaction.org Trump has plans to spend nearly $2 TRILLION over the next 30 years on unneeded and unnecessary nuclear weapons and delivery systems. This makes no sense. This is insane. That's nearly $100 million wasted every day for thirty years on weapons we are supposed to be getting rid of. To put that amount in perspective, …

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